Plant Guide - By Color - White/Cream

  • White Alkali Mallow flower
    Common Name:

    Alkali Mallow

    Scientific Name:

    Malvella leprosa

    Family Name:

    Malvaceae

  • White flowers of Alkali Weed
    Common Name:

    Alkali Weed

    Scientific Name:

    Cressa truxillensis

    Family Name:

    Concolvulaceae

  • Female catkin with flowers and seeds
    Common Name:

    Arroyo Willow

    Scientific Name:

    Salix lasiolepis

    Family Name:

    Salicaceae

  • A large cluster of flower heads
    Common Name:

    Bicolor Everlasting

    Scientific Name:

    Pseudognaphalium biolettii

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • large tree with entangled branches
    Common Name:

    Blue Gum (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Eucalyptus globulus

    Family Name:

    Myrtaceae

  • long tube like stems with tiny orange flower on top
    Common Name:

    Branching Phacelia

    Scientific Name:

    Phacelia ramosissima

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • Branch with green leaves and orange round berries
    Common Name:

    California Box Thorn

    Scientific Name:

    Lycium californicum

    Family Name:

    Solanaceae

  • California Brickellbushes lining the Rios trailside
    Common Name:

    California Brickellbush

    Scientific Name:

    Brickellia californica

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • small white California Buckwheat blossoms
    Common Name:

    California Buckwheat

    Scientific Name:

    Eriogonum fasciculatum

    Family Name:

    Polygonaceae

  • Close up of brown and green cord grass
    Common Name:

    California Cord Grass

    Scientific Name:

    Spartina foliosa

    Family Name:

    Poaceae

  • male California Croton plant with two leaves and small flowers
    Common Name:

    California Croton

    Scientific Name:

    Croton californicus

    Family Name:

    Euphorbiaceae

  • bright orange tangled tendrils of California Dodder
    Common Name:

    California Dodder

    Scientific Name:

    Cuscuta californica

    Family Name:

    Convolvulaceae

  • close up of dry pappus cream and brown colored flower
    Common Name:

    California Everlasting

    Scientific Name:

    Pseudognaphalium californicum

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • white succulent looking plant with long stems
    Common Name:

    Chalk Dudleya

    Scientific Name:

    Dudleya pulverulenta

    Family Name:

    Crassulaceae

  • white bush plant
    Common Name:

    Chamise

    Scientific Name:

    Adenostoma fasciculatum

    Family Name:

    Rosaceae

  • bush full of green leaves and tiny white and red flowers throughout
    Common Name:

    Cliff Spurge

    Scientific Name:

    Euphorbia misera

    Family Name:

    Euphorbiaceae

  • field with cobweb covered weed-like plants
    Common Name:

    Cobwebby Thistle

    Scientific Name:

    Cirsium occidentale

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • Patch of small white flowers in a field
    Common Name:

    Common Cryptantha

    Scientific Name:

    Cryptantha intermedia

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • Green bush with small white flowers
    Common Name:

    Common Eucrypta

    Scientific Name:

    Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • bush shedding fluffy white seeds
    Common Name:

    Coyote Brush

    Scientific Name:

    Baccharis pilularis

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • single white flowers on top of stems in a field
    Common Name:

    Cream Cups

    Scientific Name:

    Platystemon californicus

    Family Name:

    Papaveraceae

  • low-growing doveweed plants in a field
    Common Name:

    Doveweed

    Scientific Name:

    Croton setiger

    Family Name:

    Euphorbiaceae

  • small cluster of blooming flower heads of the Fragrant Everlasting
    Common Name:

    Fragrant Everlasting

    Scientific Name:

    Pseudognaphalium beneolens

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • White flowers with green center
    Common Name:

    Fremont’s Star Lily

    Scientific Name:

    Toxicoscordion fremontii

    Family Name:

    Melanthiaceae

  • small green tube plants on trail wall
    Common Name:

    Ladies’-fingers

    Scientific Name:

    Dudleya edulis

    Family Name:

    Crassulaceae

  • tiny white flowers on tree branch
    Common Name:

    Laurel Sumac

    Scientific Name:

    Malosma laurina

    Family Name:

    Anacardiaceae

  • field of thin sticks and stems with small white flowers on them
    Common Name:

    Long-stem Buckwheat

    Scientific Name:

    Eriogonum elongatum

    Family Name:

    Polygonaceae

  • branch with bean pods sticking off and white/light pink flowers on top
    Common Name:

    Milkmaids

    Scientific Name:

    Cardamine californica

    Family Name:

    Brassicaceae

  • yellow upside down flowers
    Common Name:

    Mojave Yucca

    Scientific Name:

    Yucca schidigera

    Family Name:

    Agavaceae

  • white puffy heads of the female Mule fat plant
    Common Name:

    Mule Fat

    Scientific Name:

    Baccharis salicifolia

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • male and female Narrow Leaf Bedstraw plants
    Common Name:

    Narrow-Leaf Bedstraw

    Scientific Name:

    Galium angustifolium

    Family Name:

    Rubiaceae

  • Cluster of blooming Ocean Locoweed Blossoms amid fern like leaves
    Common Name:

    Ocean Locoweed

    Scientific Name:

    Astragalus trichopodus

    Family Name:

    Fabaceae

  • Long green leaves and a bundle of yellow flowerheads
    Common Name:

    Palmer’s Sagewort

    Scientific Name:

    Artemisia palmeri

    Family Name:

    Asteraceae

  • white flowers on top of stem
    Common Name:

    Rattlesnake Weed

    Scientific Name:

    Daucus pusillus

    Family Name:

    Apiaceae

  • white flower with tiny spikes all over it
    Common Name:

    Ropevine Clematis

    Scientific Name:

    Clematis pauciflora

    Family Name:

    Ranunculaceae

  • white flower with spikes on end
    Common Name:

    Sacred Datura

    Scientific Name:

    Datura wrightii

    Family Name:

    Solanaceae

  • tiny white flowers running down curved stem
    Common Name:

    Salt Heliotrope

    Scientific Name:

    Heliotropium curassavicum

    Family Name:

    Boraginaceae

  • white flowers on thin branches
    Common Name:

    Slender Buckwheat

    Scientific Name:

    Eriogonum gracile

    Family Name:

    Polygonaceae

  • Red glasswort growing in field
    Common Name:

    Slender Glasswort

    Scientific Name:

    Salicornia depressa

    Family Name:

  • pink thin stem plant with green seed pod
    Common Name:

    Small Flowered Soap Plant

    Scientific Name:

    Chlorogalum parviflorum

    Family Name:

    Agavaceae

  • small cream colored flowers on branches
    Common Name:

    Southern Honeysuckle

    Scientific Name:

    Lonicera subspicata

    Family Name:

    Caprifoliaceae

  • large tan branches intertwined
    Common Name:

    Sugar Gum (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Eucalyptus cladocalyx

    Family Name:

    Myrtaceae

  • bush with green leaves and red berries over all of it
    Common Name:

    Toyon

    Scientific Name:

    Heteromeles arbutifolia

    Family Name:

    Rosaceae

  • spiked pink and green stem
    Common Name:

    Tumbleweed (not native)

    Scientific Name:

    Salsola tragus

    Family Name:

    Chaenopodiaceae

  • white flowers on tree branch with bee on them
    Common Name:

    Wart-stemmed Ceanothus

    Scientific Name:

    Ceanothus verrucosus

    Family Name:

    Rhamnaceae

  • white flowers on plant branch
    Common Name:

    White Sage

    Scientific Name:

    Salvia apiana

    Family Name:

    Lamiaceae

  • Green spikey ovals in tree
    Common Name:

    Wild Cucumber

    Scientific Name:

    Marah macrocarpa

    Family Name:

    Cucurbitaceae

  • white flowers in bushes
    Common Name:

    Wild Morning Glory

    Scientific Name:

    Calystegia macrostegia

    Family Name:

    Convolvulaceae

  • bush with tiny white flowers and textured green leaves
    Common Name:

    Winter Currant

    Scientific Name:

    Ribes indecorum

    Family Name:

    Grossulariaceae